Make ‘m Smile
Make ‘m Smile is an annual community festival dedicated to celebrating VIP Kids (kids with all types of special needs/disabilities) and their families. We invite people from the community to stroll around the park while enjoying entertainment, food, and family activities. Mark your calendar now! Make ‘m Smile is the first Saturday of every June!
Kids with special needs are our VIP’s, and this day is for them!
VIP kids are any kids with special needs including any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile. Proof of disability is required.
Event wristbands are required for free food, drinks and goodies. Each VIP will receive a FREE wristband for their immediate family (parents, care givers, siblings/brothers/sisters); additional wristbands can be purchased for your other family members (aunt, uncle, grandparents, cousins, etc.) and friends for a cost of $3 per wristband or a 4-pack for $10. You can purchase in advance when you register to get through the registration line faster, or you can purchase them the day of the event!
VIP registration will open in the Spring!
Buddies are individuals, couples, and/or families that would like to “Be a Buddy” Friend for the event by joining a VIP kid(s) and their family for a Friendship Stroll around Lake Eola. Your time commitment is 2-4 hours, but you can stay as long as you like!
Event wristbands are required this year for food, drinks, and goodies. We are only offering them for free to our VIP’s and their immediate families! Wristbands will be available for a donation of $3 per wristband or a 4-pack for $10.00. You can purchase in advance when you register to get through the registration line faster, or you can purchase them the day of the event, so bring your money!
Buddy registration will open in the Spring!
Smile Team Volunteers
Our Smile Team Volunteers help set up and run the actual event from start to finish. They commit to work the entire event (5:30 am – 2:30 pm) to help make everyone smile! Must be at least 16 years old and attend a mandatory training meeting. If you are not able to make this BIG commitment, please volunteer to be a Buddy!
Volunteer registration will open in the Spring!
Resource Exhibitors are organizations or businesses that provide at least 50% of their business/services to the special needs community. (If you provide less than that, consider joining us as a Sponsor!)
Resource Exhibitor registration will open in the Spring!
Sponsors are Individuals, Businesses or Corporations who partner with us to help fund our event! Partnerships can be in the form of cash , gifts of goods or services or professional entertainment!